The Rag Market Guestbook

The Rag Market Guestbook was a feature of the previous Rag Market website and was live from 2005 to 2012. During that time, we had many comments from people from all over the world.

With the advent of social media, we felt that the guestbook would be better replaced by Twitter and Facebook pages for the Rag Market, where you can not only post comments but communicate with others who like the Rag Market.

We would like to thank everyone who posted comments on the Rag Market guestbook, and thought it would be nice to keep some of the best comments from the guestbook on the site for you to view.

06/09/2012 Sharon, Oswladtwistle – Shopped here as a teenager, 30 years ago, returned recently, what a great market. Very friendly and loads of bargains. Converted my sister who lives locally! Can’t wait to visit again soon.

01/09/2012 Rachel, Coventry – It’s a great market, I get my smalls from here!

31/08/2012 mike, birmingham-ladywood. – still go down on saturdays at about 11am for 3-4 hours since the 1960s-now retired age 65 last month-still good value shopping and a good day out.

26/08/2012 Adele Davidson, Worcester – Excellent resource for fabrics, buttons and things you didnt even know you needed.

09/06/2012 Brenda Bertini, Campiglia Marittima, Italy – i was so surprised at the make over of the rag market .I was born in brum and as a youngster the rag market was a place to buy our clothes because of the rationing and clothes were on coupons.I plan to visit Birmingham in the near future, as it looks most interesting.

07/01/2012 Dave, Solihull – what a great market loads of bargains

02/01/2012 Rose, Northants – Still the best place for a bargain

28/10/2011 Christine, Hastings – visited for 1st time on 22.10.11. fantastic place. definitely going back. never found such a bustling, vibrant, friendly, cheap, interesting, varied market ever and yet i have travelled far and wide. well done. and disabled friendly too.

06/10/2011 Paul, Meriden – what a fab Market , lovely friendly stall holders lots of Christmas stuff already . Check it out great place to visit lots of bargains

25/04/2011 Rosemary Finch, Coseley – I absolutely love the Rag Market, and have been a regular visitor since I was a young girl, and that was many moons ago. I find the stall holders friendly, and customers shopping there for a bargain are lovely people on the whole. It’s a brilliant place to shop, with bargain prices and helpful friendly stall holders.

17/05/2009 diane, solihull – wow what agreat market got a beautiful bag and half of the price in i had seen in solihull and the bag man was a hunk and very freindly thinks his name was colin

17/05/2009 Jo, Oswestry – Great website with lots of info, think the pictures really make it! will definately be visiting soon!

02/05/2009 pete, wonderful West bromwich – i like the rag market because it has really nice people that work there like Weird & Wonderful & the net curtain man whos name i think is tim. GO TO THE RAG MARKET FOR GOOD SHOPPING AND GOOD SUROUNDING!!!”

25/04/2009 Sue Lynch, Perth WA
– come to the rag market everyvisit to Brum gone more upkarket these days from back when it was also on the other side of road by the church. but still has the old stores we love. Birmingham would never be brum without the rag market

09/04/2009 Josh, Shirley – Market is great loved the clothes there especially Thandi Menswear definitely coming again!

28/02/2009 sarah, willenhall – i have only been to the rag market a few times but it is unbeatable it is so cheap and the stall holders are so friendly

22/11/2008 grace and larnette, northern ireland – been comin to brum for 14 years now christmas shopping we love the rag market so friendly and quirky wouldnt miss it the stall holders are great as are the bargains !!

06/11/2008 judith, south wales – i lvd every thing about it. cheap to


04/08/2008 crystacorpse, birmingham!!!! :P
– i love the bridal fabrics shop ^^ its awsome. the guy there i really friendly and is just really nice. the rag market is awsome =] full of friendly people. i always try to find excuses to go =D

10/05/2008 Evelyn, Canada – Best in the world. Returning for net curtains next year, see you soon.

09/03/2008 Sheikh Abdul-Jabbar al Ansari, Jeddah – This market was excellent and very cheap for the people living here. I was here for 4 weeks visiting relatives in Solihull.

22/02/2008 jayne, coventry – fantastic pet stall people really helpfull,everthing you need good selection,nowhere else like it.

15/02/2008 Mohammed bin sabah al jabr Dubai, UAE – Was in Birmingham on Business. Really Impressed with the city and the rag market. Nice and Friendly!



19/12/2007 Birmingham – wanted 2 go tha rag market 2day but its wednesday im guessin it ent open it should be at xmas time oh well hav 2 go 2morrow

18/08/2007 Sarah London – Came to Crystal Hats in the market and was very impressed with the service i received the girls were very helpful will definately be going back

07/08/2007 Vilyamec, Unknown – Hello! great idea of color of this site!

22/07/2007 Mark, Birmingham – Vote for the Ragmarket on Britains best ..details on the home page ..also you can vote as many times as you want !

15/05/2007 Middle Earth Modes, Solihull – Costumes made from Rag Market Fabrics will be on show (and being worn!) at Sarehole Mill, for the Tolkien Weekend, 19th and 20th May 2007, Thanks to all stallholders for their help- and inspiration!

13/05/2007 … ….. – this is rubbish you cant find anyone on here

12/04/2007 Angie, Smethwick – Love this place,been coming here many years, I do miss the old market style tho, but suppose we all have to move with the times. Alot of original traders that have been here for many years, still friendly and cheerful and definately can get some bargains here xx

02/04/2007 sally, bham – cant beat the good old rag market full of bargins :D

02/04/2007 coyle, knocknalower (mayo) – love the market when i come over from ireland its fab all the people are great x

04/03/2007 John Gleed, Birmingham – First class location and the Stallholders in general, are first class. Good luck to all concerned.

15/02/2007 jessica, jessica – my dad works on the rag market and his name is colin and he sells bags and we are so poor so please buy things plz

09/02/2007 noureddine yahiaoui, birmingham – Very good site, congratulations! thank you!!!

09/02/2007 luke e, shard end
– role on the boxes of sweets people love mars bars so stock up

09/02/2007 leeee, shard end – you guys and girls are the best evea what time you open

23/01/2007 andrewzerger, frankskinner – keep up the good work richardsns on the rag market

18/01/2007 Judy, Venus – To the person from Mars, the opening times are on there…. der

02/01/2007 jenny, rugeley – first visit was in the autumn to the rag market.great stall holders,very helpful.Amazing stuff,cant wait to come back thanks

26/10/2006 Arindam, India – Great Website.Love the bargains and shall always come back for more.

27/09/2006 kelly, birmingham – been going since i was a little girl and it still amazes me every time i go love it

25/09/2006 caz, birmingham – keep it up biggin of the hats caz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16/09/2006 Brian Title, Mars – Be good if you put opening times on this site! or make them easier to find.

03/09/2006 charles reeves, Australia – Still looking good mate miss the old market might be back next year… charlie out

31/08/2006 Sophie, Nuneaton – really good site! &if you havent been to this market before its really good. and really cheap! xxx

21/06/2006 luna, Houston, USA – Very good site, congratulations!

27/03/2006 allstar, Houston, USA – Very good site, congratulations!

04/12/2005 Rob Cowley, Birmingham
– Love the new website for the rag market. Good luck!